humanities

Historical Linguistics

Historical linguistics and complexity science would make a great pair. CS predicts the variation that is an inherent part of language and the history of a language. Both regional and specific populations within a group could and do develop different characteristics. Even the vocabulary that is used in a given language is a result of the interaction in the complex system.

Complexity Science and Linguistics

Complex systems is a natural fit with the science of language. Because nonlinear asymptotic hyperbolic curves (A-curves) are found in any situation of use and across social, geographical, and textual spaces, they can be used and analyzed in a variety of contexts and across different subfields of linguistics for various research purposes for the data at hand. A-curves can be used in linguistics subfields to model all aspects of the data and variation found there.

Who Is Complex Systems For?

Complexity Science can be used by researchers and students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. It is already applied in evolutionary biology, engineering, economics, and computer science, but students in the humanities can also utilize it to benefit their studies. The underlying principles of complexity science include many moving parts characterized by activity and interaction, responding to contingencies in the environment, which create emergent patterns.

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